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9/30/02 12:42 PM
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Raymondo
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Dear Coach Blauer and PDR team, I was wondering if you guys could come up with a solid definition and explanation for "REPLICATION THEORY" and "SIMULATION THEORY". I think I have an idea of what they are but I would like to hear your thoughts on what they are and how they work. Thanks, Raymond Yong. (Affiliate PDR Coach)
9/30/02 2:53 PM
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Raymond, Good to hear from you. I just finished a Womens Only seminar where we went through the evolutions of isolation, replication, BMF'S and graduating to a free-style simulation. Replication Theory, Creating a real world confrontation within the three-dimensional training model. Emotional- bad feeling, dissonance, physiology of FEAR Psychological- Cycle of Behavior, 3 P's, Directive Physical- tactics, CWCT You would create a specific scenario and isolate the credible attacks within that scenario and replicate the murphy moments and your tactical conversion from there. Basically, identifying the attacks within your given scenario. The participants involved a replication will be able to explore the FEAR involved, the tactical choices in a given frame of the fight which will help shape their comfort, discomfort and holy shit zones. This also ties into the Live Action Response Drills. Replicate tactics that are appropriate to the scneario. Verbal Defuse, Stun and Run, Subdue and Control or Terminate the threat. Simulation Theory Keeping in mind that everything we do is based upon the Lego system, our students go from, Isolations and Replications to Ballistic Micro-Fights and into a free-style simulation, where there is real time and real speed, improvised weapons, escape routes and different environments. The free style simulation is like taking all the separate links in a chain and combining them as one. Due diligence is a must where safety is critical and SOP's must be pre-determined before starting. "Respect the mission." T.Blauer Again,the three-dimensionally training model applies to everything we do. I will leave this for others to build upon. I hope this has helped. Robb Finlayson, PDR Team www.tonyblauer.com
10/2/02 11:12 AM
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Sean Mulligan
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Rob, Not much to add onto...nice reply! Sean
10/7/02 1:37 PM
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Thanks Rob and Sean! I will put some more thought into you words and definitons. Raymond Yong. (Affiliate PDR Coach)
10/7/02 9:45 PM
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Tony Blauer
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Thanks guys, while these defintions are good, ironically, they do not define so much as suggest... :-) LIke all elements of PDR research, the definiton only grows clearer as you grow within the system...thats not to say there are secret scrolls :-) but like life...you only only eat & digest so much before reaching a proverbial saturation point. Here are some treats from my book on LEO/Mil training: snippet on Scenario work: "Through the demystification of the Street fight process we identify the primary attacks that place us at risk (attacks vary depending on job, environment, etc), we then create a scenario that supports the rationale for the attack so we create a 3-Dimensional experience. We also can more effectively create Mental Blueprints for pre-contact cues and other telegraphs. Creating a scenario triggers visuals, emotions, adrenaline etc. If you keep training at the attack specific phases, you never create this and the 'supposed' adrenal rush is more anxiety based on the sport model related to performance rather than survival." snippet on REPLICATION THEORY
10/7/02 9:47 PM
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Tony Blauer
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Replication Theory: The recreation of real world altercations from dissonance to simulating subduing, controlling, unconsciousness or death. Trainees’ use predetermined STEI's based on discussion or preferably real world incidents to inspire or design the training evolutions. All Replications include the ATTACK SPECIFIC information within the SCENARIO SPECIFIC visuals. This helps create an emotional & psychological connection to the event called SYNTHETIC EXPERIENCE. It also helps create an adrenalized state. Attention to this detail, especially the FAILURE & CONVERSION ELEMENTS helps the participant move out of the conventional PERFORMANCE ANXIETY that plagues most athletes as they now realize that problems & problem solving are built into the drill. The merit of this approach is that one can build to real time, real motion speeds with controlled to fairly intense contact and include weapons and empty hand tactics. Participants work on everything from pre-contact cues to deadly force transitions. ROLE-PLAYING RULES must be embraced: i.e.. BE A GOOD BAD-GUY directives. REPLICATIONS must include the flaws; real world fights include sensory overload, building this into these evolutions helps move HOLY-SHIT! MOMENTS to DISCOMFORT OR COMFORT ZONES. REPLICATIONS can also be used to explore, define and remedy FEAR LOOP issues. (PS Copyright Blauer Tactical Systems 1999-2002)
10/7/02 9:52 PM
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Tony Blauer
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continued.. Ballistic Micro-Fight (BMF) The BMF is the recreation of the STEI. It is a definitive training evolution based on Replication & Isolation models. This specific formula is used to create strategic and tactical confidence by identifying, defining and exploring the Murphy Moments of confrontations. The BMF must use the REPLICATION PRINCIPLE in order to be effective and directed, it cannot be ‘sparring’ or freestyle based to ensure correct feedback and maximum potential safety (Remember: All contact training assumes a degree of risk). All BMF's evolve from the Scenario Specific model and will incorporate Attack Specific action. The ‘agreed to’ scenario influences the reactions or responses. Phases of training must incorporate the Primal/Protective & Tactical to show students the connectivity and efficiency of the SPEAR SYSTEM (Power of One). All BMF’s must strive to replicate the off-balance elements of real world altercations like simulating fatigue or distractions or actually being physically off-balance. Learning to draw a weapon or throw and elbow sideways in a car, as example, is far more important than doing it in front of a mirror in a perfect stance. In a real fight, where the opponent (3%er) initiates ‘we’ are always slightly off-balance. Practicing with this model improves our confidence therefore…in other words, ‘off-balance real world fight’ replicate mirrors our off-balance training, and the result is tactical homeostasis. BMF's must include the Murphy Moment and the conversion to be fully effective. Too many people practice the 'I am Superman kata'. This connects to the KILL-ZONE THEORY and the PRIMAL, PROTECTIVE, TACTICAL definitions and principles. *Despite the overlooked fact that there are NO real-life videos of real fights [tactical, not sport] where techniques from martial arts or combative classes are demonstrated with any degree of finesse, conventional training still focuses on ‘sport model’ training that teaches people to shoot on balance, to punch on balance, to block on balance…! Remember, the BMF is not a simulation and the ability to define and differentiate is crucial to the success of the drill. A simulation can take 10 minutes whereas a BMF takes 10 seconds! How much more confidence and awareness is created by doing 60 reps of your tactical challenge versus one rep? ***those of you intersted in this apporach, SOP and training insights are avaible through our PDR prgram as well as the BMF video tapes... Ballistic Micro-fight, Replication Principle are tradenames of Blauer Tactical Systems...
10/8/02 9:07 AM
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Tony, Excellent post. The BMF process is truly unique and so valuable for quality training. Pat
10/15/02 1:14 AM
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Tony Blauer
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Edited: 15-Oct-02
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Thanks Pat! T

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